Study Abroad Program
West Indies Study Abroad Program: Trinidad & Tobago
The West Indies Study Abroad Program offers a 3-week overseas academic adventure on the exotic tropical islands of Trinidad & Tobago. The program provides an opportunity for students to increase their cross-cultural awareness, understanding and appreciation for the way of life in the Caribbean. Students study crime and justice from an international, comparative perspective and examine public policy issues related to crime and violence, particularly in developing nations. The Maymester includes course work in criminal justice and criminology, guest lectures from local experts, tours of local criminal justice agencies, service learning projects in the community, and excursions to cultural and historical sites. Classes are held in the mornings, and afternoons/weekends are reserved for exploring the islands. While abroad, students immerse themselves in the Caribbean culture, rich history, breathtaking landscape, and tasty cuisine.
The program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and transient students who are in good standing. Students from other institutions may apply with consent of their academic advisor and department chair. Non-criminal justice majors and post-baccalaureate alumni students are welcome to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
Transient/Visiting Students: Please see Transient Student page at www.gsu.edu/studyabroad. Also, please follow the instructions on the Transient/ Visiting Student Procedures for Studying Abroad.
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
An overview of the program is provided below. The Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
May 9-12 Week #1 of Courses and Pre-Departure Orientations
May 13 Depart Atlanta; Arrive in Trinidad
May 16 Welcome Orientation and UWI Campus Tour
May 16-22 Week #2 of Courses and Trinidad Excursions
May 23-30 Week #3 of Courses and Tobago Excursion
May 31 Student Presentations
June 1 Farewell Briefing
June 2 Return to Atlanta
June 3 Final Exams @ GSU